RMAN backup and Data Pump EXPDP export fail to a NFS mount with "Linux-x86_64 Error: 12: Cannot allocate memory" after installing Exadata 11.2.3.2.1 image (Doc ID 1532488.1)

Last updated on JUNE 23, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version 11.2.3.2.1 to 11.2.3.2.1 [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 Attempting RMAN backups or Data Pump EXPDP exports to a NFS mount point may fail.  Below are possible error messages:

 

RMAN Job

Linux-x86_64 Error: 12: Cannot allocate memory
Additional information: 3
channel ORA_DISK_7 disabled, job failed on it will be run on another channel
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-03009: failure of backup command on ORA_DISK_8 channel at 02/11/2013 15:15:20
ORA-19504: failed to create file "/u01/app/oracle/admin/abc/backup/xyz_1_1"
ORA-27044: unable to write the header block of file
Linux-x86_64 Error: 12: Cannot allocate memory
Additional information: 3


Data Pump Job

ORA-39097: Data Pump job encountered unexpected error -31644
ORA-39065: unexpected master process exception in FILE
ORA-31644: unable to position to block number 2 in dump file "/data/oracle/abc/xyz.dmp"
ORA-19502: write error on file "/data/oracle/abc/xyz.dmp", block number 1 (block size=4096)
ORA-27072: File I/O error
Linux-x86_64 Error: 12: Cannot allocate memory
Additional information: 4


Data Pump Job

ORA-39097: Data Pump job encountered unexpected error -31644
ORA-39065: unexpected master process exception in FILE
ORA-31644: unable to position to block number 2 in dump file "/nas_exprd/oraexp/abc/xyz.dmp"
ORA-19502: write error on file "/nas_exprd/oraexp/abc/xyz.dmp", block number 1 (block size=4096)
ORA-27061: waiting for async I/Os failed
Linux-x86_64 Error: 12: Cannot allocate memory
Additional information: -1
Additional information: 4096

 

 

Changes

Recently upgraded the database nodes to 11.2.3.2.1 image and current kernel is 2.6.32-400.11.1.el5uek

$ uname -r
2.6.32-400.11.1.el5uek

Cause

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